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International laws spell out duty to rescue persons at sea

Jun 19, 2019 - 10:19 AM

This duty 'can be considered as another side of the right to life, which every individual enjoys under human rights law,' according to a 2016 paper

Call for participants: 'Soul-Searching, Tribe-Building' theater workshop

Apr 29, 2019 - 2:55 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Langgam Performance Troupe offers theater workshop to facilitate exploration of unique creative identity, and its application in a larger group dynamic

Photo courtesy Langgam Performance Troupe

Google unveils search changes to placate EU

Mar 20, 2019 - 9:01 AM

Google wants to avoid a repeat of 2017 when they were fined 2.4 billion euros for favoring its 'Google Shopping' price comparison service in search results

GOOGLE. A picture taken on February 5, 2019 shows the Google logo displayed on a tablet in Paris.  Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP


500,000 openings to be listed on Job Search on Google

Feb 13, 2019 - 3:34 PM

Google's launching a job search service in the Philippines this February

LOOKING FOR JOBS? Stacie Chan, Google's search product partnerships lead in Asia Pacific, announces Job Search on Google. Screenshot from Google livestream

Microsoft 'waiting to find out' why Bing went offline in China

Jan 25, 2019 - 11:29 AM

Bing's temporary disruption comes as a surprise because the search engine has followed China's censorship rules

Screenshot from Bing.com


Microsoft's Bing search engine inaccessible in China

Jan 24, 2019 - 1:17 PM

Bing's disruption comes as the United States and China are locked in a bruising trade war, with US accusations that China steals technological know-how among the core disagreements.

Rescuers search for survivors in deadly Indonesian landslide

Jan 01, 2019 - 1:40 PM

5 people are reported dead, while at least 38 are missing after the landslide

LANDSLIDE. This handout picture taken and released by Indonesia's Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB), the accident mitigation agency, on January 1, 2019 shows rescue workers searching for survivors after a landslide triggered by heavy rain hit Sukabumi, West Java province.ficial said on January 1, 2019. Photo from Handout / Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana / AFP

Google CEO U.S. House appearance postponed to December 11

Nov 29, 2018 - 10:37 AM

(UPDATED) The hearing will look at how internet firms may 'suppress particular viewpoints and manipulate public opinion,' says US lawmaker Bob Goodlatte

SUNDAR PICHAI. Google CEO Sundar Pichai at Google I/O 2018. Screenshot from Youtube livestream.


Google workers want plug pulled on plan for China search

Nov 28, 2018 - 12:54 PM

A search application designed to filter out censored content from results could damage all internet users' trust in Google, Amnesty International says in a post on its website

Google says it fired 48 for sexual harassment over 2 years

Oct 26, 2018 - 8:48 AM

Google releases an email sent to employees from Sundar Pichai saying 48 people had been terminated for sexual harassment in the past two years, including 13 who were senior managers and above and that none received 'an exit package'

How humans fit into Google’s machine future

Oct 01, 2018 - 11:10 AM

'The perfect search engine would be like the mind of God,' Google co-founder Sergey Brin has once said

Google tunes search for prescience and pictures

Sep 25, 2018 - 12:41 PM

The tech giant is enhancing its image-based searches and its ability to search even if a user doesn't know which words to do a query with

GOOGLE. The search giant aims to make search more visual and intelligent via machine learning. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP


Movie reviews: All 6 films in the 2018 ToFarm film festival

Sep 18, 2018 - 9:50 PM

Movie critic Oggs Cruz gives his take on this year's entries

How Google’s innovation will continue beyond its 20th year

Sep 09, 2018 - 7:17 PM

One day, a personal fitness tracker might note that a user’s resting heart rate is 15% higher this week than the average over the past six months. From there, Google might offer up research or doctors’ advice about cardiovascular health

ALPHABET. Larry Page, Google co-founder and CEO speaks during the opening keynote at the Google I/O developers conference at the Moscone Center on May 15, 2013 in San Francisco, California. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP


Trump idea on regulating Google 'unfathomable'

Aug 31, 2018 - 2:10 PM

Legal and media experts say Google and other internet firms enjoy the same constitutional protections on free speech as news outlets


Here's what we really know about Google's mysterious search engine

Aug 29, 2018 - 11:47 AM

Algorithms, AI, crawlers – here's a look at some of the underpinnings of Google's search engine


Trump warns tech giants, stepping up attacks claiming 'bias'

Aug 29, 2018 - 10:47 AM

A top White House aide suggests some type of regulation may be coming in response to the president's complaints

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks to the press aboard Air Force One in flight as he travels from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, to Bedminster, New Jersey, June 29, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP


What did lawyers, police do wrong in Makati bar raid?

Aug 20, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Lawyers present during police searches are guided by the following questions: Does the search team have a search warrant? If so, is it valid? If so, is the proper procedure being observed?

Google employees sign protest letter over China search engine – New York Times

Aug 17, 2018 - 2:19 PM

'We urgently need more transparency, a seat at the table, and a commitment to clear and open processes: Google employees need to know what we're building,' they say in the letter, according to the Times


US Marine missing in Sulu Sea

Aug 11, 2018 - 10:12 AM

(3RD UPDATE) 'The Marine was reported missing while the ship was conducting routine operations in the Sulu Sea, August 9,' says the 13th Marine Expedition Unit

SEARCH OPERATIONS. US Navy, US Marine, and Philippine ships and aircraft are scouring the Sulu Sea for the missing US Marine. File photo from the US Pacific Fleet

Googlers bristle at censoring search for China – report

Aug 04, 2018 - 10:48 AM

Google withdrew its search engine from China 8 years ago due to censorship and hacking but it is now working on a project for the country codenamed 'Dragonfly,' according to Google employees

Google developing censor-friendly search engine for China – source

Aug 02, 2018 - 2:38 PM

'It will be a dark day for internet freedom if Google has acquiesced to China's extreme censorship rules to gain market access,' says an Amnesty International researcher

GOOGLE CHINA. This photo taken on April 11, 2016 shows visitors gathering at Google booth during the 2016 China International Electronic Commerce Expo in Yiwu, east China's Zhejiang province. AFP Photo/STR


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Jul 05, 2018 - 10:02 PM

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MH370 hunt may resume if new evidence found – Malaysian PM

May 30, 2018 - 3:59 PM

'We have come to a stage where we cannot keep searching for something we cannot find,' says Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

SEARCH. A Malaysia Airlines logo is pictured at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang on March 8, 2015. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Apple snags Google's top AI executive - report

Apr 04, 2018 - 4:02 PM

John Giannandrea, Google's former head of AI and search, represents Apple's bid to keep up with the competition when it comes to its AI technology

GIANNANDREA. Google's former senior VP of engineering John Giannandrea speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 at Pier 48 on September 19, 2017 in San Francisco, California. File photo by Steve Jennings/AFP


How to use LinkedIn for your job search

Mar 20, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Need a new job? Here's how to use the tools you have to your advantage

MH370 hunt likely to end mid-June, says official

Mar 03, 2018 - 8:23 PM

Nearly 4 years after the disappearance of the plane, relatives of the missing passengers also speak of their continuing sense of pain and loss

Google fined $21M in India for abusing dominant position

Feb 09, 2018 - 1:11 PM

Google has been found to have favored its own services when customers ran searches according to the Competition Commission of India

GOOGLE. The search giant faces fines in India. Photo by Leon Neal/AFP


Maria Ozawa, Kim Domingo top PH Pornhub searches in 2017

Jan 11, 2018 - 2:20 PM

Some of the other top search terms are 'hentai,' 'japanese,' and 'korean'


Search is on for honest, hardworking government workers

Dec 20, 2017 - 5:36 PM

PRESS RELEASE: All government workers in the career and non-career service including appointive barangay may be nominated

DSWD activates national disaster response operation for Urduja

Dec 15, 2017 - 6:19 PM

According to DSWD officer-in-charge Emmanuel Leyco, the response cluster will provide emergency response and humanitarian assistance to affected areas

EVACUEES. Children play in an evacuation center in Eastern Samar, where Tropical Storm Urduja is expected to make land fall on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Microsoft adds AI features, Reddit partnership to Bing search engine

Dec 14, 2017 - 6:15 PM

The new features aim to add more nuance to answers given on search queries

'Surat Cinta untuk Starla' jadi pencarian terpopuler di Google Indonesia tahun 2017

Dec 13, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Film 'Pengabdi Setan' jadi topik kedua yang paling banyak dicari

YEAR IN SEARCH. Tony Keusgen, Managing Director Google Indonesia, bersama Virgoun yang masuk kategori penelusuran terpopuler #YearinSearch Indonesia 2017 untuk keyword 'Surat Cinta untuk Starla', Joko Anwar #2 yang masuk penelusuran terpopuler untuk keyword 'Pengabdi Setan' dan Ayu Laksmi yang masuk penelusuran terpopuler kategori Selebriti di acara #YearinSearch 2017, Rabu, 13 Desember di The Warehouse, Jakarta. Foto dari Google Indonesia

'Despacito,' Miss Universe among top Google searches for 2017

Dec 13, 2017 - 4:00 PM

It turns out you're not the only one looking up 'Despacito' lyrics in the middle of the night

MISS UNIVERSE 2017. The big event is one of the top most searched topics on google in the Philippines in 2017. File photo shows Miss South Africa 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters as she is crowned new Miss Universe 2017 by Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere. Photo by Patrick Gray/AP

Who wants to study art for free?

Dec 08, 2017 - 3:40 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Audition and examination of applicants will be conducted at the National Arts Center, Mt. Makiling, Los Baños on Saturday, December 9

DOJ denies Solano’s motion to trash evidence taken from frat library

Oct 30, 2017 - 8:37 PM

The prosecution panel also denies Solano’s motion to strike from the record his first affidavit where he lied about seeing a dead Castillo in Tondo

SWEEP. SOCO members look over every inch of the evidence. Rappler sourced photo

Solano claims judge who issued frat library search warrant falsified docs

Oct 25, 2017 - 5:05 PM

John Paul Solano's motion for inhibition against Judge Reynaldo Alhambra is instantly denied, but the fratman's lawyer says they will file a motion for reconsideration

MOTION TO QUASH. Aegis Juris fratman and suspect John Paul Solano attends a hearing at the Manila RTC Branch 53 on October 25, 2017, on his motion to quash the search warrant on the fraternity library. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Malaysia negotiating with US firm to resume MH370 hunt

Oct 19, 2017 - 7:01 PM

American company Ocean Infinity, as well as Dutch outfit Fugro and an unidentified Malaysian company put forward proposals to relaunch the hunt for the missing MH370

THE SEARCH FOR MH370. In this photo taken from a Royal New Zealand Airforce (RNZAF) P-3K2-Orion aircraft, co-pilot and Squadron Leader Brett McKenzie helps to look for objects during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, off Perth, Australia, April 13, 2014. File photo by Greg Wood/AFP

Competition policy enforcement in the digital age

Sep 30, 2017 - 11:26 AM

The decisions to be made by the Philippine Competition Commission in coming months, as it fully implements the Philippine Competition Act, will set the tone for competition regulation in Philippine markets

Why Google wants to think more like you and less like a machine

Sep 23, 2017 - 8:00 AM

There are nuances to human thinking that Google is still trying to replicate


The case for 'Oplan Bakal'

Sep 19, 2017 - 6:17 PM

Oplan Bakal helps ensure the safety of the majority of the customers and the club personnel themselves

Cops raid Katipunan bars? Barangay authorized it, says QCPD

Sep 14, 2017 - 1:32 PM

Responding to the angered Katipunan community QCPD chief Guillermo Eleazar says cops are indeed not allowed to open their bags without their consent

QUEZON CITY CHIEF. Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar says their bar visits are normal. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

MMDA trains 100 dogs in UP to help save lives during disasters

Sep 06, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Dogs undergo a life saving training every weekend for 8 weeks at the UP Vanguard grounds

SEARCH AND RESCUE. The University of the Philippines adopts the MMDA K9 Corps search and rescue training at the UP vanguard. Photos by Rupert Ambil/Rappler







Italy applauds Libya's decision on migrant 'search and rescue' zone

Aug 13, 2017 - 11:30 PM

The measure is aimed at non governmental organizations which Libya accuses of facilitating illegal migration

NEW ARRIVALS. In this file photo, migrants and refugees arrive at the Trapani port, with the Aquarius vessel on July 22, 2016 after being rescued at sea. Stringer/AFP

Seabed exploration firm offers to hunt for MH370

Aug 03, 2017 - 5:21 PM

Ocean Infinity a seabed exploration firm which says it has the world s largest and most advanced commercial fleet of underwater vehicles for conducting searches says it proposed continuing the hunt

In this photo taken from a Royal New Zealand Airforce (RNZAF) P-3K2-Orion aircraft, co-pilot and Squadron Leader Brett McKenzie helps to look for objects during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, off Perth, Australia, April 13, 2014. File photo by Greg Wood/AFP

Pet dogs can be trained for search and rescue operations – MMDA

Jul 07, 2017 - 9:25 PM

At the Agos Summit MMDA s Ramon Santiago calls on the public to volunteer their dogs for K9 search and rescue training

Day 1 of the AGOS Summit on Disater Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 6, 2017.

Google releases jobs search engine in U.S.

Jun 20, 2017 - 10:59 PM

Users in the US looking for a job need only to set a search string that qualifies as a job seeking query – such as jobs near me or writing jobs – and the search function will give you what s available from its listings

GOOGLING JOBS. Google is making it easier for Americans to find jobs. Image from Google.

Duterte dominates Google search results for 'psychopath Philippines'

May 02, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Most of the search engine results lead to articles detailing the incident when a Filipina actress called President Rodrigo Duterte a psychopath in a Facebook post

MMDA trains pet dogs to be lifesavers

Apr 24, 2017 - 8:24 PM

The MMDA K 9 team is training everyday pet owners and their dogs to be life saving heroes in times of disasters

WOMAN'S BEST FRIEND. The MMDA says any dog can be trained to be a search dog. Photo credit: Rappler

Google adds 'fact check' to global search results

Apr 07, 2017 - 10:18 PM

Google works with 115 fact checking groups worldwide for the initiative which began last year